What Do We Do?
Our produce comes fresh and direct to you from the allotments in Aberdeen City. All the proceeds from our market stall go back to the gardeners to help them maintain and improve their allotment sites. By buying from us you are helping to sustain the allotment movement and reduce food miles as well as eating fresh, home grown food. We are always looking for volunteers to work on the market stall and new gardeners to sell on their produce. If you have spare time or know of anyone who might be interested in getting involved with TAMS, please contact us.
TAMS work with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) and Community Food Initiative North East (CFINE). CFINE generously donate warehousing space, refrigeration and transport. CFINE also coordinate the Foodbanks Partnership Aberdeen and pass on TAMS's surplus produce to this network so that people on low incomes struggling to feed their families also benefit. TAMS work with volunteers recruited from participating allotments and Aberdeen Council for Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) among other places. We offer volunteering opportunities (produce collectors and market stall assistants).
Who Are We?
In 2013, The Allotment Market Stall (TAMS) set up a market stall to sell on glut produce from Aberdeen City allotment sites. The idea was to reduce waste from allotment sites, offer volunteering opportunities, reduce food miles by selling only fruit and vegetables grown in Aberdeen and donate any surplus to the food bank network. In this way, TAMS contributes to the health and well-being of the citizens of Aberdeen and gives access to high-quality, competitively priced fruit and vegetables grown with love and care by allotment gardeners.
TAMS partnered with Aberdeen City Council in 2014, as part of their community involvement, for its Britain in Bloom submission. Read more about this programme and our contribution.
TAMS was delighted to be runners-up when recognised by Aberdeen City Council for its green project model in the 2014 Ecocity Awards - Community 'Growing Smarter' Award.
The Green Times featured TAMS in their summer magazine highlighting our 2014 season in Duthie Park.